• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

For Your Safety: Be Careful With Fire

Fire Island National Seashore is composed of several areas that are vulnerable to wildland fires. For this reason, open fires are strictly prohibited anywhere within the park's boundaries.

Barbecuing is permitted only in the park's designated picnic areas where grills have been provided. Never leave a grill unattended and be sure to fully extinguish coals before leaving the picnic area. Grills are not permitted outside of these designated areas. For wilderness camping—by permit only—open fires are prohibited; you must bring and use a backcountry stove for cooking.

Fires are not permitted on the beach.

Stay Safe
Prevention is the best defense against fire.

If smoke or other indications of a fire are present, move to a safe location and report to a park ranger as soon as possible or call Seashore Dispatch at 570-426-2457.

Did You Know?

Hike in light clothing walks down sandy trail through dense shrubs.

You can hike into New York State's only federally-designated wilderness area on Fire Island. Day trips into the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness provide an opportunity to sample the sensation of being miles away from civilization. More...